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Re: All-Star Weekend 

Post#136 » by AQuintus » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:32 am

cpfsf wrote:not trying to be a negative nancy, but i don't think i'll watch an all star event in the future. they should just rename it the "best buddies for life extravaganza."


I'm thinking this, too.
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Re: All-Star Weekend 

Post#137 » by Calinks » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:39 am

There are off years and on years with events. This is looking like an off year for the most part.
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Re: All-Star Weekend 

Post#138 » by The J Rocka » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:40 am

Well that was disappointing. Lets hope G$ do something again.
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Re: All-Star Weekend 

Post#139 » by Calinks » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:43 am

I like how NBA 2K13 makes the dunk contest impossible. You can do a dunk that destroys anything we have seen this millennium and they don't give you anything. The expectations are so ridiculously out of proportion compared to real life. These guys aren't even finishing dunks lol.
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Re: All-Star Weekend 

Post#140 » by The J Rocka » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:45 am

Not like the good 'ol days. Sigh.
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Re: All-Star Weekend 

Post#141 » by Calinks » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:52 am

Definitely one of the worst dunk contest in the recent crop of mediocre ones. Actually, I think this is the worst I have seen.

I enjoyed the Rising stars game, 3 pt contest, and skills challenge. The shooting stars one was all right too. Celebrity game was boring this year and Dunk contest was very bad IMO
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Re: All-Star Weekend 

Post#142 » by Devilzsidewalk » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:55 am

is it too much to ask to have one single allstar weekend that isn't tipping the scales of awkardness? every single year...
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Re: All-Star Weekend 

Post#143 » by Mattya » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:01 am

Yea these just have been really boring. You could get rid of the dunk contest and I wouldn't blink. It has been surviving from the rep of past contests for a while now.
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Re: All-Star Weekend 

Post#144 » by AQuintus » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:13 am

Mattya wrote:Yea these just have been really boring. You could get rid of the dunk contest and I wouldn't blink. It has been surviving from the rep of past contests for a while now.


There's a lot of things they could (and should) get rid of to make the entire weekend way better. Things like the musical performances, the side interviews (especially the "coach" interviews), the award ceremonies (still have them but not televised), etc. The entire thing could be cut down by an hour or two and they'd still be able to increase time spent on actual basketball.
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Re: All-Star Weekend 

Post#145 » by Devilzsidewalk » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:13 am

i thought the dunk contest would be better, i liked the roster for once. Started out great w/ Green's first dunk, but White didnt add much
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Re: All-Star Weekend 

Post#146 » by southern wolf » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:14 am

Well the first round of the dunk contest was cringe worthy, but the final wasn't bad. I thought the 3 pt shootout was pretty good.
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Re: All-Star Weekend 

Post#147 » by Calinks » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:19 am

They need to get more names in the events. They need to add some new events that are exciting whether that's 2 on 2 challenge or something. They have been trying to add stuff but its not interesting.
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Re: All-Star Weekend 

Post#148 » by PZiv » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:37 am

Lets just get Vince Carter with his 35 years and his prime already being fossilized on dunk contest to see what his knees might still do, seriously.
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Re: All-Star Weekend 

Post#149 » by Klomp » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:39 am

Sounds like I didn't miss much?
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Re: All-Star Weekend 

Post#150 » by Devilzsidewalk » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:48 am

Klomp wrote:Sounds like I didn't miss much?


2 teams of an nba player, wnba player, and an old guy bricked half court shots, some PGs threw passes through a hoop, bunch of guys shot threes, then some other guys did a couple cool dunks and missed the rest. In between there were some bands playing feedback with some music in the background.
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Re: All-Star Weekend 

Post#151 » by PZiv » Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:31 am

Devilzsidewalk wrote:
Klomp wrote:Sounds like I didn't miss much?


2 teams of an nba player, wnba player, and an old guy bricked half court shots, some PGs threw passes through a hoop, bunch of guys shot threes, then some other guys did a couple cool dunks and missed the rest. In between there were some bands playing feedback with some music in the background.

+ Superstar Point Guards bricking long 2s contest.
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Re: All-Star Weekend 

Post#152 » by Klomp » Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:45 am

I watched this instead

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Re: All-Star Weekend 

Post#153 » by Torcher » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:49 pm

If you look past the missed attempts, Saturday's dunk contest was actually pretty good. Better than last year, that's for certain.
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Re: All-Star Weekend 

Post#154 » by AQuintus » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:14 pm

Torcher wrote:If you look past the missed attempts, Saturday's dunk contest was actually pretty good. Better than last year, that's for certain.


Not sure I agree. Both were awful, and they've been awful ever since they started focusing more on the buildup and pageantry than the dunks.
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Re: All-Star Weekend 

Post#155 » by Tirion » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:03 am

the East vs. West competition was lame and unnecessary. Saturday Night should be about individual players, no one cares about this conference stuff.

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